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Fashion Group Lines Up Rising Star Nominees

Fashion Group Lines Up Rising Star Nominees

By Marc Karimzadeh

NEW YORK – The Fashion Group International is getting ready to hand out some accolades.

The organization has finalized the list of nominees for its 10th Annual Rising Star Awards. The ceremony, to take place Jan. 25 at a luncheon at the New York Hilton, honors emerging talent. Award categories are women’s ready-to-wear, retail, accessories, jewelry, retail, beauty, men’s rtw and interior design.

In beauty, the fragrance/beauty corporate nominees are Monica Rastogi of Esteeé Lauder; Anahita Mekanik of IFF; Shirley Dong of Avon Products, and Adriana Medina Baez of Givaudan Fragrances Corp. The fragrance/beauty entrepreneur nominees are Steven Victor of Victor Cosmeceuticals; Pauline Ashworth and Ruth Stern of Colour Revolution Inc.; Mazia Aghalarpour of Berjang USA Inc.; Shizuka Bernstein of Shizuka New York Inc., and Kristen Becker and John Eshaya of Becker Eshaya Inc.

This year’s awards, which are sponsored by Target, Cosmopolitan and Solstiss Bucol, will feature Joseph Abboud as the keynote speaker. Award presenters include Carolina Herrera for women’s rtw; Nicole Fischelis of Macy’s for retail; Cosmopolitan’s Donna Kalajian Lagani for accessories, and Gerard Yosca for fine jewelry.

Published Tuesday January 09, 2007


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Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur finalist, Shizuka Bernstein at the 10th Annual FGI Rising Star Awards at the New York Hilton